Abstract

This essay sketches cartographies of new materialism with reference to theoretical dynamics and transformations of the category of the body. By tracing interconnections between concepts of corporeality coined by Elizabeth Grosz, transcorporeality developed by Stacy Alaimo, and “viscous porosity” introduced by Nancy Tuana and referring to the philosophical work of Brian Massumi and Erin Manning and also to artistic work by Pinar Yoldas, this article introduces the concept of the body depicted as always gesturing toward what is beyond and more than a body and as intrinsically oriented toward its own “elsewhere.” This reconceptualization of the body proves its ability to “push dualisms to the extreme.”

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Additional Information

ISSN
2157-4189
Print ISSN
0026-5667
Pages
pp. 59-68
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-16
Open Access
No
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